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False negative 99m Tc-hydroxymethane diphosphonate three-phase bone scintigraphy and 99m Tc-besilesomab scan in detecting tibia osteomyelitis concomitant with necrotizing fasciitis

We described a case of a female patient in the 51-year-old female patient with a right calf necrotising fasciitis, where osteomyelitis was suspected. Tc-hydroxymethane diphosphonate three-phase bone scintigraphy and a 99m Tc-besilosomab scan were unable to display traditional OM features. The finding of lower leg OM by 99 million Tc-besilosomab scan is not straightforward, especially considering there is opposition overlying NF.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.4103/1450-1147.144820


Extensive necrotizing fasciitis of scrotum and abdominal wall: Report of two cases and a review of the literature

Two cases of large-scale necrotizing fasciitis of the scrotum and abdominal wall were treated in the Department of Urology of Weifang people's Hospital respectively in January and April 2022, where clinically cured after active surgical debridement mixed with broad-spectrum antibiotics were clinically cured in January and April 2022. This paper explores and summarizes the scope of surgical debridement of NF, postoperative dressing, changing techniques, timing, and application of vacuum sealing drainage, as well as the combined use of antibiotics in two cases of necrotizing fasciitis.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.3389/fsurg.2022.952042


Postoperative empyema complicated with descending necrotizing fasciitis: a case report

Empyema is a significant complication of lung surgery and is a frequent complication. Case presentation We describe a case of Streptococcus anginosus empyema complicated by descending necrotizing fasciitis after surgery. On the ipsilateral iliac crest, a palpable pink erythematous skin change was seen one week after the emergency surgery. Conclusions When Streptococcus anginosus is detected, the possibility of descending abscess and necrotizing fasciitis should be considered.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40792-022-01492-9


The LRINEC Score—An Indicator for the Course and Prognosis of Necrotizing Fasciitis?

Background: The Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fasciitis score is a simple device that can be used to aid early diagnosis of Necrotizing Fasciitis in early diagnosis. The aim of this investigation was to determine whether the LRINEC is appropriate as a progression and prognosis indicator in patients with NF. Methods: The objective of this retrospective review was to analyze laboratory results of 70 patients with NF. The LRINEC was estimated for every patient at the time of hospital admission and postoperatively after surgical interventions. The results of a cut off value of > 6. 5 resulted in an excellent combination of sensitivity and specificity to predict lethality in patients with NF.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm11133583


Necrotizing fasciitis: clinical approach and diagnosis in DEA

We discuss an example of a 85-year-old man who came to our Emergency Department due to a fever of recent onset, joint pain, and erythema involving his left leg. For the Emergency Physician, a high clinical suspicion is essential for diagnosing necrotizing fasciitis, particularly if a patient with predisposing factor comes to his attention, causing a soft tissue infection with signs of Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.4081/ecj.2008.1.15


Case series of necrotizing fasciitis presenting to the Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, from 2006 to 2012

Introduction: We intend to review the clinical course of patients with necrotizing fasciitis presenting to the emergency department, establishing the need for close monitoring for deterioration and the need for rapid and responsive surgical intervention. Methods: A retrospective analysis of electronic medical records of patients with the main diagnosis of NF from 2006 to 2012 was carried out by the Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital. Seven cases were handled in the resuscitation room, with median time taken from registration to resuscitation room being 14 minutes. With a median time of 321. 5 minutes, four cases were sent from the emergency department's operation theater in 321. 5 minutes. The emergency physician must have a high degree of suspicion to detect the disease early and begin prompt resuscitative efforts in septic patients, including urgent referral for surgical debridement.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1177/2010105815615987


Use of Infrared Thermography in Diagnosing Necrotizing Fasciitis in the Emergency Department: A Case Study

Thermal imaging, on the other hand, has the ability to detect increasing skin temperature and rapid progression. With a rapid rise and increase in extent within 1 hour, thermal imaging revealed an elevated skin temperature in his left foot. Thermal imaging, we believe, could be a useful adjunct to the diagnosis of suspected necrotizing fasciitis.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.12890/2017_000719


Prospective Validation of the Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fasciitis (LRINEC) Score for Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Extremities.

Objectives The following objectives were established: The Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fasciitis Score was developed as a clinical decision aid for distinguishing necrotizing fasciitis from other soft tissue infections. We prospectively reviewed the results of the Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fasciitis score in the diagnosis of patients with necrotizing fasciitis in the extremities. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve for accuracy of the Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fasciitis score was 0. 96 percent. Based on our findings, the Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fascilitis Score (L) may not be a helpful instrument for necrotizing fasciitis risk stratification and differentiation between severe cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis in the emergency department setting.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227748


A rare case of peritonsillar abscess resulting in cervical necrotizing fasciitis

Objectives: Necrotizing fasciitis of the head and neck region is a rare but lethal complication of any head and neck infection. Case study: A 38-year-old male with a history of swollen throat progressed to right neck swelling and bilateral chest pain. U00d7 103/u03bcl, the highest white blood cell count in the United Kingdom was only relevant for a white blood cell count of 22. 0 %u00d7 103/u03bcL. Computed tomographic imaging of the neck and chest revealed a right peritonsillar absces involving the right masticator space and carotid space, which had dissected laterally and superficially, involving the proper sternocleidomastoid and bilateral pectoralis muscles. In this rare case of peritonsillar absces resulting in cervical necrotizing fasciitis, the infection spread along cervical fascial planes rather than dissecting as normal to the parapharyngeal, retropharyngeal, or mediastinum.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xocr.2017.08.005

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